738 Woodbine Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

738 Woodbine Ave

Construction date: documented 1904*

Architect:

E.H. Pitkin

Builder:

Sias & Grenfell

Style:

Prairie

Historical Summary:

738 Woodbine Ave was built in 1904 by Sias & Grenfell for original owner E.H. Pitkin. It is one of several houses built by Sias & Grenfel on this block, including 734, 731, and 726 Woodbine Ave.

 

Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture Historic District
Designated at Local level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture Historic District

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story single-family residence in the Prairie style built in 1904. The structural system is frame. Exterior walls are stucco. The building has a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with deep. The eaves angle down from the house with no visible horizontal soffit. There is one offset left, side slope, brick chimney. Windows are casements. Five casement windows feature prominently across the second floor of the front façade. The casements, in particular the tripartite casement and the bay with no central window, appear to be characteristic of the builder and are found on several other similar buildings on the same block. There is a single-story, full-span enclosed porch characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with rectangular stuccoed posts on rectangular stuccoed piers. The porch enclosure is minimal and appears to consist of screens spanning the area between the corner columns and the storm door. The entry is located at the left end on the front elevation of the enclosed porch. It is met by a set of wood stairs with wood railings.

* Date source: Village of Oak Park building permit archives.

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